Important Upcoming Dates

Register for Mobile Bidding! Ledgerfest 2019 "Calling all Heroes" - Saturday, March 9th

Mobile biding for Ledgerfest 2019 will go live at 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019.  If you haven’t already, please register by clicking here.  You don’t want to miss out on these amazing silent auction packages, including P3 – 8th grade class art projects.


Good luck and happy bidding!


For more information on the event, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or at 920-322-8006.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - Monday, March 11th

Join us as we pray the Rosary in our Chapel of St. Mary on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Check in at the North or South Hall office for your chapel pass.

Hutter Gym Auction - Saturday, March 9th - Thursday, March, 14th

Check your email and watch Facebook for an important announcement on how you can own a piece of Hutter Gym history!

Turn in Milk Moola Caps - Due by Friday, March 15th

The Milk Moola fundraising program is being discontinued by Kwik Trip in the near future.  We will be collecting Milk Moola caps/labels until March 15, 2019, at which time they will be sent in for our last reimbursement opportunity.


Please bring your caps/labels in now so we are able to submit them on time.

SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees Wanted - Due Wednesday, April 17th

Know a former Ledger stand out athlete, coach or team worthy of being recognized in the SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame? Nominate them now by clicking here. Nominations are due Wednesday, April 17, 2019 so don’t delay!

Lands' End Free Logo Embroidery - Ends Friday, April, 5th

Have your student(s) out grown their uniforms?!  Visit Lands’ End by clicking here and use the code: LOGO and pin: 8647 to get free logo application.  The discount is valid until Friday, April 5, 2019.

News and Information

SMSA Illness Guidelines

During the last several weeks, we have seen an increase in illnesses throughout the building.


Below is a reminder of our sickness guidelines we encourage all student and parent’s to follow to help prevent spreading illness to each other.


  •  If a student has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, the student will be sent home and cannot return to school until fever free for 24 hours (without use of medication).
  • If student has vomited or has diarrhea, they will be sent home and cannot return to school until free of symptoms for 24 hours.


Thank you for helping keep our students healthy!  

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

The 2019-2020 Academic Calendar was approved by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 


Please click here to view the calendar for next school year.

SMSA Staff Spotlight

SMSA Staff members in the spotlgiht this week are: Ms. Arndt (After School Care), Mrs. Baitinger (4K Teacher), Mrs. Charneski (Kindergarten Aide), Mrs. Faul (Kindergarten Aide), Mrs. Frank (Permanent Substitute),

Ms. Freund (4K Teacher), Mrs. Freund (3K Teacher), Mrs. Jurgensmier (3K Aide/Enrichment/After School Care), Mrs. Immel (4K Aide), Mrs. Kraus (Kindergarten Teacher), Mrs. O’Hearn (3K Teacher), Mrs. Radl (Kindergarten Aide), Mrs. Reid (4K Teacher), Ms. Salm(After School Care Coordinator) , Mrs. Saunders (Child Care/Intervention Aide), Mrs. Sawicki (K-3 Student Service Aide), Mrs. Schrieber (4K Aide), Mrs. Twohig (3K Aide), Mrs. Wagner (Kindergarten Aide) & Ms. Welker (Kindergarten Teacher).


We appreciate All of YOU! Thank you for making SMSA a fabulous school! To show your appreciation, have your child write them a note, draw them a picture or you could even send them a kind email. Thank you!

SMSA Literary Magazine, The Pickaxe

Calling all aspiring Artists and Authors!


St. Mary’s Springs Academy announces a student-led publication, the SMSA Literary Magazine, The Pickaxe, which celebrates student and staff voices through fiction, poetry, photography and art.  We encourage students to apply for this unique opportunity as a way to share your artistic and literary talent and gain publication experience.  Students in elementary and middle school can submit for a chance to appear in our “Aspiring Authors/Artists” section.


Students can submit fiction/non-fiction writings, poetry, photography and art to be featured in the magazine and distributed to the student body, as a celebration of our student talent and a way for students to gain writing, editing, graphic design, and publication experience.


The submission window is open from now until Friday, March 15, 2019. Please click here to submit today!


Best regards,


The Editors-in-Chief (Ariel Feucht and Julianna Loehr) and the Pickaxe Staff

National Honor Society Students offer Tutoring

Members of the SMSA National Honor Society are still offering tutoring to any SMSA student.  Tutoring is available on Mondays thru Fridays 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in room 3037.

In addition, tutors will be paired with students who need assistance during their study halls.

Students should stop by room 3037 to sign up for a tutoring session during the day or after school. See Mr. Thompson in room 3037, call 920-322-8016 or email if you have any questions.

Sign up for Friday Adoration - Need Parent Volunteers

We would like to continue to offer Eucharistic Adoration to our students on Fridays, but we need your help! 


Parents and community members are invited to sign-up by clicking here to take an hour time slot.  All you need to do is sit quietly with Jesus, adoring Him in the Blessed Sacrament.


Adoration Schedule for the remaining school year:
Friday, March 8, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 (System Mass – Adoration starting at 11 a.m.)
Friday, May 24, 2019

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

10th Grade Students on Retreat

Please pray for our 10th Grade students who will be spending March 13th on retreat!

Ledger Lent Challenge

The Cross is your price-tag, your victory and your mission. Make the Sign of the Cross right when you wake up every day this Lent.


Join in the Challenge by following us on Instagram @smsacampusministry.

How to Avoid Taking the Cross for Granted

The Cross has become too much of a cliche—not that Christ’s sacrifice itself has lost its power, but we are no longer amazed by the incredible mystery of God’s love demonstrated by Jesus on the Cross. Click here to view a 3-minute video from Fr. Mark-Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, as he explains how to avoid taking the Cross for granted.

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

No information at this time.


To contact Katie Hellmer, SMSA School Nurse, please click here.


Scrip Closed During Winter Break - March 18th - 22nd

The Scrip office will be closed during winter break, March 18 – 22, 2019, so stock up now.  Normal hours will resume Monday, March 25, 2019.


Planning to get away from this winter mess? You’ll need Scrip for that as well. You are able to order Scrip for rental cars, airlines, hotels, cruises, Disney, etc. Please click here to view all of the options.


Note: Special orders must be placed by March 11, 2019 at 12 noon to be available for your winter break travels.

Office Hours

Scrip hours for the academic school year

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 4:00 p.m


Not sure what Scrip is? Stop by and see us or call Chris at 920-322-8059.  Scrip is an SMSA fundraiser that not only benefits the System but also gives you the opportunity to offset your tuition.

Click here to read more!

Get in KWIK with this news!

Big News at Scrip!  For a limited time Kwik Trip is being offered with a 10% rebate.  


Stock up now!


Stop by the Scrip office or contact Chris Gilles to learn more. 920-322-8059,

Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates

ABC Update

ABC Meeting – Wednesday, March 13th

Our next ABC meeting will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  We will be electing officers and trustees for the next school year.


There are ample opportunities to get involved, so please consider joining us to ensure a strong future for our student athletes!

PPC Update

No news at this time.